22nd March 2005
UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCES FINANCIAL SUPPORT PACKAGE
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The university is to charge the maximum £3,000 per year for all degree courses from 2006 – but the poorest and brightest students will get the most financial help.
These are in addition to the maintenance grant (up to £2,700) which the Government has reintroduced for the most disadvantaged students.
students who receive the full £2,700 maintenance grant. It will also pay a
means-tested bursary of between £300 and £600 to all students who receive
a maintenance grant of less than £2,700.
· The university will offer a university scholarship of £500 per year to all
students who achieve the entrance qualifications. This will be paid
retrospectively at the end of the year upon fulfilment of the university’s academic requirements.
· There will also be special faculty scholarships of up to £500 per year for high-
achieving students, paid in the same way as university scholarships.
In summary, the most disadvantaged students will get a minimum (bursary and scholarships) of £1,100 per year and a maximum of £1,600 per year.
Other students will be able to access up to a maximum of £1,000 in scholarships.
“We are committed to providing a comprehensive and attractive bursary and scholarship scheme to help our students through their studies,” said a spokesman.
“This generous package will ensure that no student should feel discouraged from entering higher education because of worries about the cost of study.”
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